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The Orders and Rules of Racing

Equine Anti-Doping Manual (G)


8. Provisional Suspensions

8.1 When an Adverse Analytical Finding is reported for the presence of any Prohibited Substance prohibited at all times or for the use of a Prohibited Method prohibited at all times, unless Rule 11.6.4.2 applies, the Authority shall provisionally suspend the Horse prior to the opportunity for a full hearing once the notification and interview process described in Rule 7 has been conducted.
8.2 When an Adverse Analytical Finding is reported for the presence of a Prohibited Substance prohibited on Raceday only or where another equine anti-doping rule violation is alleged to have occurred, unless Rule 11.6.4.2 applies, the Authority may provisionally suspend the Horse prior to the opportunity for a full hearing once the notification and interview process described in Rule 7 has been conducted.
8.3 When an Adverse Analytical Finding is reported for the presence of a Prohibited Substance prohibited at a Stalls Test from a Sample collected in connection with a Stalls Test, if the Horse has not run prior to the notification to the Responsible Person of the Adverse Analytical Finding, then the Horse shall be deemed to have failed the Stalls Test and a further Stalls Test must not be carried out until at least 28 days after the date of Sample collection.
8.4 When an Adverse Analytical Finding is reported for the presence of any Prohibited Substance or where another equine anti-doping rule violation is alleged to have occurred, a Trainer may be provisionally suspended following the procedure in Rule (A)63 and Schedule (A)9.
8.5 If a provisional suspension is imposed by the Authority, either the full enquiry before the Disciplinary Panel shall be advanced to a date which avoids substantial prejudice to the Person alleged to have committed the equine anti-doping rule violation or such Person shall be given an opportunity for a preliminary hearing, either on a timely basis after the imposition of the provisional suspension or before imposition of the provisional suspension in order to show cause why the provisional suspension should not be imposed (or should be lifted). Where a Horse is provisionally suspended, the Owner shall have the right to request a preliminary hearing.
8.6 If a provisional suspension is imposed based on an A Sample Adverse Analytical Finding and a subsequent B Sample analysis (if requested by the Responsible Person or the Authority) does not confirm the A Sample analysis, then the Responsible Person or Horse shall not be subject to any further provisional suspension on account of a violation of Rule 2.1. In circumstances where the Horse has been removed from a race based on a violation of Rule 2.1 and the subsequent B Sample analysis does not confirm the A Sample finding then if, without otherwise affecting the race, it is still possible for the Horse to be reinstated, the Horse may take part in the race.